Speaking of who I'd like to see and not see in PICARD, if I had to pick and choose:
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I'd love to see:
*Alexander Siddig (Siddig el Fadil) as Julian Bashir. There's some relevance to the main PICARD storyline with the augments (technically second class citiziens within the Federation) being exploited by Starfleet during the Dominion War and their inability to live within the constraints of Federation society. Dr. Bashir is their most visible spokesperson and an augment himself. Plus, Siddig has become quite a formidible actor in the intervening decades. I'd love to see him in STAR TREK again.
*David Warner as Gul Madred. 'Nuff said, but only if there's sufficient meat in the script to warrant it. Some of the after story with Madred has been told in spin-off media but it would be nice to see some of it formally on screen. I suspect Madred may have moved up the food chain into politics.
*Avery Brooks as Ben Sisko/The Emissary. I know this one is contraversial but I consider Sisko (along with Garak) one of the people indirectly responsible for the current crumbling state of the Romulan Empire. The deceptive means by which the Romulans were allied with the Federation should have far reaching consequences if the real story ever got out. It would be nice (but not required) to have some better closure to Sisko's story, including the fate of his son and daughter. Plus, Sisko still has some unresolved issues with Picard.
Who I don't really care to see in PICARD:
*Denise Crosby as Sela Yar. Kind of a one-note villian that really didn't contribute much. Not a good excuse to bring Crosby back, IMO.
*Dwight Schultz as Reginald Barclay. I think Barclay has been abused and overused in his post-TNG apperances.
*Will Wheaton as Wesley Crusher. I know Wheaton would be absolutely keen on appearing but I think there has to be a good reason for the character to be there.
*John DeLancie as Q. Same as Wesley, I think there needs to be sufficient need for the character to appear other than as an obligatory appearance or cameo. Personally I think PICARD is going to be a more introspective and smaller scale series. Q doesn't really have a place in that narrative, IMO.
I'm neutral on LeVar Burton. I think he's a fine actor but I'm not particularly yearning to see Geordi again, especially since his post-TNG appearances were pretty bleh. McFadden I can give or take depending on how relevant Beverly is to the story in PICARD. We've seen alternate or possible futures where she's his wife so there's that. Perhaps that's best left up to people's imaginations.
Edited by Rob Ocelot on 10 August 2019 at 10:09pm